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Huge, Ocean View Studio with Everything Needed for 2 Adults, No Kids!

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Open concept studio with full bath and full kitchen, sleeps 2

Quick stats: 842 inside/486 outside area.
No pets, no visitors younger than 18. Tenant 18-25 years must be with somebody older than 25. Before booking, please note that we are NOT near Nosara Yoga Institute or the surf in Guiones. 'Pelada' is the quiet end of the area, and 'wheels' are a BIG plus!
Calendar is always current.
Search for the "Casa-Banda" web site for more info, other rates, payment options and accommodations in the complex.
'Buena Vista' is a large studio apartment, perfect for longer stays of max 3 months. The entrance is on the ground level, but because of the slope of the property, the balcony facing the pool and ocean has a second story view!
There is a walk-in 'bodega' (storage room with metal door and dead bolt lock) big enough to keep all your valuables safe.
The condo, located in a very quiet area, is part of a six-apartment complex, all sharing the charcoal BBQ, the very large pool, and the outdoor shower.
Included in price is weekly maid service, local telephone service, fast, secure WiFi and different fruits when ready for eating.

For complete privacy, the property is nestled between lots of tropical plants and behind walls, locked gates and fences, allowing for "Clothing Optional Costa Rica" kind of living.
If you like life in the nude, please inquire even if the calendar looks like the unit is booked. We might just have reserved Casa Banda for the nudists/naturists at that time.

Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'.

Getting around.: It takes 10-15 minute to walk to the beach or the mouth of Rio Nosara for swimming, fishing, and shell collecting. (Coming back takes a little bit longer, because it is up-hill part of the way.)
Also within walking distance: La Bodage Market, El Chivo restaurant, La Luna Restaurant, LaGarta Lodge, Leroy's River Tours, and Beate's Horseback Riding Tours.
Car or ATV is necessary for trips to Nosara Village and beyond. If you decide not to rent a vehicle for your entire stay, there is taxi service for a reasonable price and now five car rental places where you can rent for a few days.
Nearby Playa Guiones is one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Surf Guiones during the day, but stay in peace and quiet on top of the hill above Playa Pelada, where the breezes will make it cool and comfortable.

Between July and December, the Olive Ridley sea turtles come to Playa Ostional, half hour away, to nest. Seeing this is a truly amazing experience


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 1328 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    All guests and visitors MUST be at least 18 years old, and must be in the company of somebody at least 25 years old....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside on the balcony....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    80 ' x 80 '...moreless

  • The 'ocean view' bed is a Costa Rican king size, 200cm x 200cm/80' x 80', with orthopedic mattress, good pillows and cotton sheets. The bedside lamps have dimmers for mood lighting or for allowing one to sleep and one to read. Bed can be shielded by a curtain from floor to ceiling should you feel the need....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower


  • Plenty of nice towels and big pool towels. If you want to have towels to the beach, please bring your own. Blow dryer available. Outlets are American style, with 110 volt current....moreless

Other Amenities

  • With windows on all four sides sides and several ceiling fans, there are always plenty of breezes to keep things cool. The maid comes once a week to clean and wash sheets and towels. Should you wish to relax completely, more service can be arranged for a fee. We have a radio with CD player and a small, but varied music library. The library of books is small but growing, and in the rancho there are a few games for everybody’s enjoyment. Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'. The property, pool and lush, tropical garden are completely private behind walls and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living. If you enjoy life free of clothes, please ask when Casa Banda will be reserved for nudist/naturist guests only. It could be when the condo appears to be booked. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    12-15 minute walk to the Pacific...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beautiful whitewater view of the Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Resort:

    Buena Vista is part of the 6-apartment Casa Banda complex....moreless

  • River:

    10 minute walk to Rio Nosara...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large dining table and breakfast bar inside, table and chairs for 4 on the balcony....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Fast, stable and secure WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens, changed once per week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The studio has a comfortable sitting group....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private off-street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    For local calls only - but all of Costa Rica is local....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath towels and pool towels. Changed with the linens once per week....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need for homestyle cooking....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full and very well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, basic spices, coffee filters, paper towel, napkins, trash bags, tap water safe for drinking....moreless

  • Refrigerator:



  • Balcony:

    Huge, covered balcony with amazing ocean view and direct view of the sunset most of the year....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical garden with many flowers and some fruit trees/banana palms....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared with the 5 other units in the complex....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime 17
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$885 $2,915
High 17
Apr 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$750 $2,475
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Ask for our 2-week rate.

No reservation is confirmed until we receive a rental agreement completed and signed by you.

Renter is responsible for place and “stuff”. We will charge for missing/damaged items. We do not charge security deposit, but trust that guests will tell if something happens. So far, we have rarely been disappointed :-)

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lagarta Lodge, Less than
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Pelada, less than

Car: Recommended

Nosara has taken longer than localities further up the coast to become a 'touristy' place, giving the local Civic Assoc. time to prevent the area from being too heavily developed and exploited. From our house on top of the hill above Playa Pelada, we see very few roofs, and only trees block the view of the beach. Playa Guiones, next beach to the south, has terrific surfing, some night life at many small and intimate restaurants, and some nice shopping options. For a wide variety of groceries, go to the village of Nosara, 5 miles inland, to shop at the same stores where the Ticos do their shopping. By the soccer field, you will find a little store with a great selection of local fruits and vegetables. For the best fish, go to 'Alex' in Garza. Local pink lobster for a very reasonable price - yumm!

Nosara is a slo-mo, laid back, beautiful, and friendly place to visit, and it has a way to get you hooked! Our returning guests can attest to just that.

Other Activities: turtle watching, river tours, canopy tours.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: Despite our Scandinavian roots, we have always turned our eyes to the South when traveling for pleasure. In 1980, we emigrated to Virginia and found a climate much better than what we were used to in Denmark, but our vacations would generally take us even further south – and always to bodies of water. Over the years, we have seen many beautiful places, but it was always good to go back home to Virginia.

Why Guanacaste, Costa Rica:
In the summer of 2000, we traveled to Nosara, Costa Rica for the first time. We stayed at a small resort, which a friend had made us aware of. It was love at first sight! Nosara had everything we like: beach, ocean, warm weather, tropical fruits, fresh fish, original, local flair and friendly people. For the first time, we felt very much “at home”. Nosara chose us to stay, and a building lot for sale nearby kept calling us. Building in a Central American country has been a very interesting experience! It has taken a little blood, lots of sweat and some tears - and more patience than we thought we had, but we love the result. We invite you to share in our dream.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Whether you just like to have lots of room or your office has to come with you on vacation, Buena Vista is the perfect apartment. Without being cramped, it is large enough for a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, a large dining table, a work desk, a king size, ocean view bed, full bath room, safe room, and a sitting that is just inside. Outside, on the covered balcony with sunset and ocean view, there is more room for dining, sitting and lounging in a hammock chair. Because it is completely on a level below the top of the walls around the property, you will never have to put on clothes if you come during one of the 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' long as you stay inside the walls, of course :-)

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Welcome to Casa Banda

    Welcome to Casa Banda

  • Buena Vista's private entrance

    Buena Vista's private entrance

  • Dining and view to kitchen

    Dining and view to kitchen

  • Large, well equipped kitchen

    Large, well equipped kitchen

  • Bring the office

    Bring the office

  • Happy bathroom

    Happy bathroom

  • Sit, rock or swing?

    Sit, rock or swing?

  • Lots of blue water

    Lots of blue water

  • Buena Vista's own stairs to the pool

    Buena Vista's own stairs to the pool

  • Buena Vista on middle level, right hand building

    Buena Vista on middle level, right hand building

  • View from rancho to pool

    View from rancho to pool

  • Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide

    Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide

  • Buena Vista is hiding on ground level behind the wall

    Buena Vista is hiding on ground level behind the wall

  • Nothing cramped about this space!

    Nothing cramped about this space!

  • Breakfast bar and kitchen

    Breakfast bar and kitchen

  • Need to bring the office? No problem!

    Need to bring the office? No problem!

  • Ocean view, king size bed

    Ocean view, king size bed

  • View to the Pacific Ocean

    View to the Pacific Ocean

  • There will always be a sunset

    There will always be a sunset

  • November sunset

    November sunset

  • One of the neighbors

    One of the neighbors

  • Pool is waiting!!

    Pool is waiting!!

  • North end of Playa Pelada at low tide

    North end of Playa Pelada at low tide

  • Sunset riders on Playa Pelada

    Sunset riders on Playa Pelada

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